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Art & Inspiration Warbird Nose Art

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pinstriper40, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Pinstriper40
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    I know I've see a few scattered pictures, but I did a search and did not find a spot where nose art was compiled into one place. Hopefully this will take off. Here's a couple to get things started.
     

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  2. That is pretty cool. I once met a WASP pilot when I worked in a book store. She must have been about 80 years young. Pretty cool though with all kinds of cool war stories.
     
  3. wayfarer
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    There's a book called "Nose Art" that features alot of the art on the planes from WWII. I've got it because my grandfather's b-17 is in it. We bought it for him years ago at the boeing flight museum, but I ended up with it after he died.
     
  4. tfeverfred
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    Being an Air Force brat, I've always liked airplane nose art. Here's one of my favorite websites:

    http://www.nose-art.net/
     
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  5. hotrodpodo
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    Here's one......
     
  6. wayfarer
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    My grandfather was the ball turret gunner on this:
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  7. Pinstriper40
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    I lived three doors down from a Tuskegee Airman until he passed a little over a year ago. Very good stories. I learned later that he was one of less than a hundred left from the WWII era.
     
  8. BTB-Derby
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    Talk to Django of the Chrome Czars. He is quite knowable on this subject
     
  9. Old-Soul
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    love this stuff, have always been more into Bombers then their little cousins, and the nose-art is always cool to see. Thanks!
     
  10. eye bone
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    Off to a good start! Please post more…
     
  11. BrandonSilva
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    i picked up a book awhile back called "vintage aircraft nose art". it's a little over 200 pages long and also features some cool bomber jacket artwork. the author's name is gary m. valant....definitely worth checking out
     
  12. 61TBird
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    actually the title is "Classic Vintage Nose Art"
    (isbn # 0-681-22744-3).
    It contains U.S. Military Aircraft in WWII and Korea.
     
  13. Another book called "For The Boys" by Collins has all pin-ups with a lot of nose art. I think part of the reason chopped split front window 40's & 50's cars look cool is that they remind me of old bombers, B-17, B25 etc.
     
  14. BrandonSilva
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    actually the cover looks like this....
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  15. Some Nose art Ive stashed over the years..........

    Rat
     

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  16. A few more...

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  17. gnichols
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    From a bomber and a Gee Bee. Gary
     

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  19. Ramblur
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    FM-2 Wildcat
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    Grumman F3F
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    Grumman "Duck"
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    B24
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    B17
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  20. heres a few for the cause..
     

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  21. BEBO
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  22. Big T
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    B-25 from the Collings Foundation.
     
  23. Von Rigg Fink
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    ya know it sucks that we are to politically correct these days and that this isnt done aanymore...those guys over there need all the moral boosting thay can get
     
  24. ryno
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    the most signifant of wwII?
     

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  25. Von Rigg Fink
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    dont forget Bockscar
     
  26. Von Rigg Fink
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    Bockscar
     

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  27. Old-Soul
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    How about some Canadian ones? All of these are either of Lancasters or Halifax bombers.

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    The Lancaster that bore the name "Lets have another" used the pint glass as a mission marker, every succesfull run the added on another pint. The navigator from that 'heavy' is a man from my home town.
     
  28. OshkoshRob
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  29. KUSTOM 50
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    I love old nose art , Heres a couple
     

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